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Earthquake in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago

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Earthquake in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 jolted several Caribbean countries, including Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana on Friday night, the Trinidad-based Seismic Unit of the University of the West Indies (UWI) confirmed today.
It said that the quake, which was also felt in Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines, occurred at 10:10 p.m. local time and was located north of the Paria Peninsula in Trinidad.
The Guyana-based Demerara Waves website said that the tremor was felt as far away as Corriverton, Berbice, Linden, Bartica, Mahdia and the North West District.
There were no immediate reports of damage or death caused by the quake which had a depth of 60 kilometres and was located 10.86 degrees North, 62.12 degrees West.
Media reports in Trinidad made reference to electricity power cuts but no serious damage or injuries. The quake is the most powerful felt in Trinidad and Tobago since 1997 when an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 struck the twin-island republic causing damage in the sister isle of Tobago.